The man who claimed ownership of half of Facebook is now in federal custody. Paul Ceglia was charged today in New York with single counts of mail and wire fraud. The maximum prison sentence for each count is 20 years.
Ceglia become known for his suit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming that he was entitled to a 50 percent stake in the company. The charges against him filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan state that he falsified records and destroyed evidence in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud both Facebook and Zuckerberg.